Trixy Xchange Beginner Machine Sewing: 3 Classes

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ABOUT THIS EVENT
Event Category

Arts & DIY

Note: This is a multi-session event series. By purchasing the event package, you agree to sign up for all event dates included below.
Event Overview

Have you always wanted to learn how to sew but afraid to touch a sewing machine? Or wonder why your hungry sewing machine keeps eating your projects and jamming? Let me help you get started and make you feel comfortable using a sewing machine while teaching you the basics. In this class you will be making a 16" pillow cover with a zipper!!

Workshop Schedule: Meets for 3 Thursdays - May 17, 24, 31 from 6:00-8:30pm


Sewing is a learning-by-doing type of activity, and each day of this three part series will build on each other. By the end of this series you will be comfortable using a sewing machine, be able to choose the appropriate techniques and materials for a project, and will know how to manipulate fabric into fun and/or practical item for personal use. You can say I made it every day of the week!


We will explore and create:
Parts of the sewing machine including various stitches, accompanying pressure and tension, and how to change your presser foot
How to thread your sewing machine and wind your bobbin
Seam allowances
Seam finishes and hems
Sewing and drafting darts with transfer paper and a tracing wheel
Installing zippers
How to layout and cut your fabric with a pattern
How to pin your pattern and fabric together correctly
Intro to reading commercial patterns


By the end of class, not only will you have a cute pillow cover to take home with you that you made yourself, but you will know some sewing basics that you can start your own projects with!!


Instructor: Marie Gouwens is the owner and designer of Trixy Xchange. She specializes in costumes and upyclced clothing. She believes in taking care of the world that we inhabit, and therefore creates a generous amount of designs that are upcycled from clothing and materials that are donated to her studio! It's a creative challenge that she has embraced, which also keeps her designs fresh, beautiful and eco-friendly. 
www.TrixyXchange.com


Directions to Studio: Trixy Xchange is located in the Flat Iron Arts Building in Wicker Park. When you get to the 2nd floor, take a left at the top of the stairs, take another immediate left, go around the bend, and look for our Clothing Recycling Bin in front of our studio!


Contact: Please email Marie at trixyxchange@gmail.com with any questions!


Trixy Xchange will provide: Expert instructions, sewing machines, cutting tables, basic notions, basic tools, and fabric for mock-ups.

Participants Must Bring: Two yards of non-stretch cotton or upholstry fabric, 14" matching zipper, 16" pillow form, and matching thread. Participants may bring their own sewing machines and/or sewing supplies. *PLEASE NOTE THAT NONE OF THESE ITEMS ARE NECESSARY FOR THE FIRST DAY OF CLASS! JUST BRING YOURSELF!

Participants May Purchase: Fabric and zippers from Trixy Xchange for a small fee if they decide to not purchase it on their own.

What to Bring

1 yard of material, matching thread, 16" pillow form and 14" standard zipper. These items are needed for the 2nd class. Nothing is needed for the 1st class.

Prerequisites

This is a complete beginners class - no prior experience is required! You do not need to own a sewing machine to take this class! Minimum Age: 18

What's Provided

Sewing machines, thread, and sewing tools.

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MORE ABOUT YOUR HOST

Hi! I'm Marie! I've been designing clothing for over 15 years! When I'm not making crazy, awesome things for www.TrixyXchange.com, I like to teach others how to let their creativity flow. I'm always amazed at the ideas that my students come up with, and find that they in turn, inspire me as well!

EXPERIENCE REVIEWS

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    Mark L.
    Reviewed on 03/23/17

    Marie was an excellent teacher! She was patient and did a good job of showing me what to do, then letting me do it. She was hospitable and I enjoyed talking to her in general. I had a wonderful experience and left feeling ready to tackle my own project.

    Marie was an excellent teacher! She was patient and did a good job of showing me what to do, then letting me do it. She was hospitable and I enjoyed talking to her in general. I had a wonderful experience and left feeling ready to tackle my own project.

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